Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
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I think that God means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of his plans and he will open the way for our doing it. Abraham Lincoln

I believe the declaration that 'all men are created equal' is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest. Abraham Lincoln

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. Abraham Lincoln

Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. Abraham Lincoln

If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll spend 7 hours to sharp my knife. Abraham Lincoln

If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places. Abraham Lincoln

That our government should have been maintained in its original form from its establishment until now, is not much to be wondered at. It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed, and crumbled away. Through that period, it was felt by all, to be an undecided experiment; now, it is understood to be a successful one. Abraham Lincoln

The best time to stop a fight is before it starts. The best vitamin for developing friends is B1. The best way to destroy an enemy in to make him a friend. Abraham Lincoln

If I am killed, I can die by once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again. Abraham Lincoln

In my entire life I have only met four "perfect" people... and I disliked them all. Abraham Lincoln

You can never trust the authenticity of quotes on the internet these days. Abraham Lincoln

A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln

Shall we stop this bleeding? Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. Abraham Lincoln

I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. Kentucky gone, we can not hold Missouri, nor, as I think, Maryland. Abraham Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. Abraham Lincoln

In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. Abraham Lincoln

In a certain sense the liberation of slaves is the destruction of property-property acquired by descent or by purchase, the same as any other property. Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln

If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall in to this vice. The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity. Abraham Lincoln

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. Abraham Lincoln

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. Abraham Lincoln

The signs look better. The Father of Waters [the Mississippi River] again goes unvexed to the sea. Abraham Lincoln

It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws; but to break up both, and make new ones. Abraham Lincoln

I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice, and have received a great deal of kindness not quite free from ridicule. Abraham Lincoln

Wanting to work is so rare a want that it should be encouraged. Abraham Lincoln

I can see how a man can look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Abraham Lincoln

You can't help the poor by being one of them. Abraham Lincoln

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. Abraham Lincoln

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. Abraham Lincoln

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. Abraham Lincoln

Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything. Abraham Lincoln

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. Abraham Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have. Abraham Lincoln

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. Abraham Lincoln

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. Abraham Lincoln

One is a majority if he is right. Abraham Lincoln

...Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man-this race and that race and the other race being inferior, and therefore they must be placed in and inferior position...Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln

Received as I am by the members of a legislature the majority of whom do not agree with me in political sentiments, I trust that I may have their assistance in piloting the ship of state through this voyage, surrounded by perils as it is; for if it should suffer wreck now, there will be no pilot ever needed for another voyage. Abraham Lincoln

The negative principle that no law is free law, is not much known except among lawyers. Abraham Lincoln

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him. Abraham Lincoln

The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds. Abraham Lincoln

I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights. Abraham Lincoln

Without the assistance of that Divine Being...I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Abraham Lincoln

The Autocrat of all the Russias will resign his crown, and proclaim his subjects free republicans sooner than will our American masters voluntarily give up their slaves. Abraham Lincoln

The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes. Abraham Lincoln

Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica. Abraham Lincoln

The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible. Abraham Lincoln

Submitted to the Sec. of War. On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter. Abraham Lincoln

At the beginning of the war, and for some time, the use of colored troops was not contemplated; and how the change of purpose was wrought, I will not now take time to explain. Upon a clear conviction of duty I resolved to turn that element of strength to account; and I am responsible for it to the American people, to the christian world, to history, and on my final account to God. Abraham Lincoln

God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches. Abraham Lincoln

I am busily engaged in study of the Bible. Abraham Lincoln

Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories. Abraham Lincoln

All creation is a mine, and every man a miner. The whole earth, and all within it, upon it, and round about it, including himself ... are the infinitely various "leads" from which, man, from the first, was to dig out his destiny. Abraham Lincoln

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution. Abraham Lincoln

What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle - the sheet anchor of American republicanism. Abraham Lincoln

If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that will impose slavery upon any other creature. Abraham Lincoln

Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged. Abraham Lincoln

Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honey-bees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship. Abraham Lincoln

Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost. Abraham Lincoln

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